Wow! The 7th season already! TCEC, (Thoresen’s Chess Engine Competition) is definitely the chess-world’s most renowned top-computer chess championship and season-7 is currently underway. The reigning TCEC grand champion Stockfish is once again in to defend the title, with its main competitor being the new Komodo 8 and an updated Houdini, all three with very high chances for the first place.
A fearsome challenger!
The goal of TCEC is to provide the viewers with a live broadcast of quality chess, played strictly between computer chess engines created by different programmers. No humans are involved when the moves are made. Also, TCEC is not an “official” computer world championship event, it is just a private event made available for everyone to watch.
This season’s schedule is divided into stages as above. A grand total of 28 participants, and the time control is 120 moves plus 30 seconds per move. The winner of the Superfinal takes home the TCEC title. Good luck to all!
The reigning TCEC title holder!
You can get a full list of the particpants at the links above, as well as finding more information on this FACEBOOKsite.